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Old 03-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Moving an infant to their own room

Our pediatrician has advised us to move our four month old daughter to her crib, which will mean she is sleeping in her own room. Previously I had heard that the recommendation was six months old to move a child to their own room. Until now she has slept in a pack and play bassinet in our bedroom. She is a good sleeper, and has no problems napping in her crib during the day, so I dont anticipate that this will be very hard on her. And her room is just steps away from ours, so really she won't be that far away. Still, it feels a little early to me. I think the pediatrician is concerned that the pack and play bassinet insert is not as firm and supportive as a good crib mattress.

If you moved your child to their own room, how old were they when you did it? If your infant slept in the pack and play bassinet, how big were they when you moved them into something else?

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If you're not ready to move her to her own room, ignore him and leave things as they are! Goodness, I have no clue why Drs feel they are experts on parenting decisions

Our first was in her own room at 2 weeks. That was fine, then. DS1 was in our room until he was about 14 months old, then moved in with DD. DS2 was in our room until 17 months old, and DS3 is still in our room at 2.5yrs!

There's no reason to move her, if you're not wanting or ready to. The pack-n-play is just fine - if she was uncomfy she wouldn't sleep well. If you are all happy with things, leave it alone - don't fix what ain't broke, kwim?
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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Jake was 2 months old when he went from the basinette to his crib in his room. He was STTN from 2 weeks on though. Rory started his night in the PNP basinette part each night till he stopped sleeping. When I could get him to go down at 9 months for a bit he would go in the regular part of the PNP. When he woke he co-slept with me in the bed or the chair depending on if he would sleep. He has severe sleep issues. Quinn slept in the basinette part of the PNP for 3 months. I tried co-sleeping but he did not like it. He then moved to his crib at 4-5 months in our room. He did not move to his own room till he was 18 months and in a twin bed. Finn is 11 months and still cosleeps.
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If you don't feel ready, then don't do it. I thought the aap recommended room sharing to 1 year.
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i agree with the other moms. no reason to follow your drs orders. heck I have drs tell me to do xyz all the time but that doesnt fit my lifestyle.
YOU do what is best. and I think 4 months is too early. now if you had issues with sleep and you asked for the dr to give you a recommendation... but seriously, why on earth would he even tell you that? long ago, we all slept in one room. THAT was norm. only the US shows to be so unattachment parenting. we seperate kids from parents too soon. just love on your baby and do what you felt was right, not give into pressure cause someone else says so- no matter if they have a white coat or not!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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Not sure about you guys, but my pedi asks where my baby sleeps EVERY time we go in. Every time I say, " I know, I know. You hate it, but he sleeps with me. It works for us." She sighs ans says ok.
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My dd slept in a pnp in our room til 15 wks, then went straight to her crib. No issues at all! Although it was great having her close to us, I was ready for some quieter nights...it's amazing how loud babies are!
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If you're not ready to move her to her own room, ignore him and leave things as they are! Goodness, I have no clue why Drs feel they are experts on parenting decisions
This. Unless he is also a pediatric sleep specialist, I wouldn't give any more thought to what he said in this area in the same way that I wouldn't take car seat advice from someone who wasn't a trained car seat technician.
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Not sure about you guys, but my pedi asks where my baby sleeps EVERY time we go in. Every time I say, " I know, I know. You hate it, but he sleeps with me. It works for us." She sighs ans says ok.
WIC asked for the first year. I don't remember my son's pedi ever asking. She could have for the first appt. I can't remember for sure. She hasn't asked since.
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I moved all of mine into their own room and crib for nighttime shortly after they were STTN. Mine have moved at 10 weeks, 11 weeks and 14 weeks of age. They never missed a beat and continued to STTN just fine.
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